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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Williamson Chapel

 
 
Williamson Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. Williamson Chapel Marker
Inscription.  The Williams Chapel, relocated from the Northern part of Rutherford County and adapted from an early schoolhouse, is representative of a small country churches in the South. Its present appearance give insight to the evolution of the building. The original simple frame structure was updated by the more ornate Victorian interior and the stained glass windows, while the steeple represents the latest effort to modernize the structure. Churches of this sort likely served as a focal point for the circuit riding minister. He probably preached here twice a month and went out among the smaller churches on the other Sundays. The extended length of services-several hours-compensated for their infrequency. Inside, the center aisle divides the church and the churchgoers; the women and men sat on different sides. Today, this chapel is used for weddings.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 35° 50.641′ N, 86° 23.827′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on 312 S Front Street. This
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marker is located on the front of the church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L & N Caboose (a few steps from this marker); Haynes Museum (a few steps from this marker); Rawlins Tractor Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Rio Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Leeman House (within shouting distance of this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); University House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1900s Telephone Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Williamson Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. Williamson Chapel
Williamson Chapel Stained Glass Windows image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
3. Williamson Chapel Stained Glass Windows
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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